- that which thinks, feels, perceives, intends, etc., as contrasted with the objects of thought, feeling, etc.
- the self or ego.
Origin of subject
synonym study for subject
OTHER WORDS FROM subject
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How to use subject in a sentence
Still, all of the company’s customers and others using this pricing mechanism were subject to such volatility.Environment Report: State Throws Cold Water on Pricing Scheme|MacKenzie Elmer|September 14, 2020|Voice of San Diego
After I folded the Duo, sometimes I ended up with the camera facing toward me, not my subject, and the Duo remained in selfie mode.Review of the Microsoft Surface Duo folding phone: Very pretty but just how useful is it?|Aaron Pressman|September 10, 2020|Fortune
How and when that collapse might occur is the subject of a five-year international collaborative research effort.New maps show how warm water may reach Thwaites Glacier’s icy underbelly|Carolyn Gramling|September 9, 2020|Science News
Kelvin Barrios could be the subject of yet another San Diego ethics violation.Morning Report: New Ethics Concerns for City Council Candidate|Voice of San Diego|September 3, 2020|Voice of San Diego
This article was co-published with The Atlantic and is not subject to our Creative Commons license.What Can Mayors Do When the Police Stop Doing Their Jobs?|by Alec MacGillis|September 3, 2020|ProPublica
Throughout the fifties, in city after city, fluoridation became the subject of fierce debate.
This is a provocative subject that is ready-made for the classroom.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Imam Bheel, as locals call him, was added to a list of worldwide traffickers subject to U.S. sanctions in 2009.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He allows the subject to float over to Hitchcock with a calm directness that I admire.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No one knows what they're about but Boba Fett is rumored to be the subject of one.Shocking New Reveals From Sony Hack: J. Law, Pitt, Clooney, and Star Wars|William Boot|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No man should regard the subject of religion as decided for him until he has read The Golden Bough.
But a little earlier still, to be an Infidel was to be an outlaw, subject to the penalty of death.
Her manner amazed him; it was so unlike the aspect of fair interpretation, with which she usually discussed a dubious subject.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Her "St. Agnes" is an interesting rendering of a well-worn subject.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
No trait is better marked in the normal child than the impulse to subject others to his own disciplinary system.Children's Ways|James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for subject
- the predominant theme or topic, as of a book, discussion, etc
- (in combination)subject-heading
- that which thinks or feels as opposed to the object of thinking and feeling; the self or the mind
- a substance as opposed to its attributes
- the term of a categorial statement of which something is predicated
- the reference or denotation of the subject term of a statement. The subject of John is tall is not the name John, but John himself
Derived forms of subjectsubjectable, adjectivesubjectability, nounsubjectless, adjectivesubject-like, adjective
Word Origin for subject
Cultural definitions for subject
A part of every sentence. The subject tells what the sentence is about; it contains the main noun or noun phrase: “The car crashed into the railing”; “Judy and two of her friends were elected to the National Honor Society.” In some cases the subject is implied: you is the implied subject in “Get me some orange juice.” (Compare predicate.)
Other Idioms and Phrases with subject
In addition to the idiom beginning with subject
- subject to, be
- change the subject